Author Archives: Linda Adams

Opportunity to Grow Your Business Through Government Contracting

Make it in Washington is all about helping manufacturers expand market share, improve supply chain and educate the workforce.  One great opportunity to keep your business in growth mode is to explore government contracting opportunities.  On March 10th in Puyallup,  the Alliance NW conference will be held, bringing together small businesses, government agencies and prime contractors for a full day of relationship building.  Registration is $85 per person until January 31st and increases to $115 per person on February 1st. To register or get more information on becoming an exhibitor, click here.


Emily D. Harman, Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Department of the Navy

The keynote luncheon speaker will be Emily D. Harman, who is the Director, Office of Small Business Programs for the Department of the Navy.  Ms. Harman serves as chief advisor to the Secretary and is responsible for small business acquisition policy and strategic initiatives.

The event attracts over 800 attendees and 125 exhibitors.  If you are new to government contracting, this is the place to meet government agency representatives, explore subcontracting opportunities with prime contractors and attend high-quality training workshops.  If you are already an experienced government contractor, this conference is an opportunity to strengthen relationships, explore other government contracting opportunities, and hear the marketplace’s latest news and trends from expert workshop speakers.

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Manufacturing Day Having a Positive Impact on Educators

According to a survey by The Manufacturing Institute, the annual Manufacturing Day celebration taking place at companies across the United States is starting to have a positive impact in raising the profile of manufacturing as a career. After this year’s event, 93% of educators were more convinced that manufacturing provides interesting and rewarding careers.

Check out the survey here.

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